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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Reviews

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Phil Hall
Film Threat
April 11, 2008
Anyone who thinks show biz is glamorous and easy should watch this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2007
It whets your appetite for the stage; it certainly made me want to watch every one of these plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 2, 2007
For those who believe there's no business like show business, this documentary will be a singular sensation.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
August 31, 2007
This sounds like the sort of thing that could bore to tears anyone not enamored of the musical theater, but in fact it's a compelling, often amusing look backstage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
August 30, 2007
Thanks to Berinstein's celebratory but lucid documentary, now have a better sense of what it takes to make it on Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2007
It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not 'into' musical theatre -- it's really well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 10, 2007
Berinstein's film captures all the hopes, thrills and heartache of an endeavor in which every night is a high-wire act.
| Original Score: 3/4
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
July 21, 2007
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is a tasty bonbon for theater buffs that has many fascinating backstage details.
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
July 12, 2007
For the Broadway babies out there, ShowBusiness will make you want to schedule a trip to the Great White Way.
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 5, 2007
It's incredibly prescient of Berinstein to know where to be and get in there...It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not "into" musical theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 30, 2007
By keeping the theme squarely on the process and the toll it takes on the players, Berinstein gives viewers a captivating look behind the scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 30, 2007
Bright lights, big drama. A delectable trip down Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Misha Berson
Seattle Times
June 29, 2007
This is an entertaining visit to a strange planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 28, 2007
The star-struck [Dori] Berinstein squanders her opportunity to ask some tough questions about the state of, and prospects for, the American musical.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
June 27, 2007
Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway is essentially a valentine to a profession that filmmaker Dori Berinstein loves and admires.
| Original Score: 6/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
June 23, 2007
A fascinating document about the constant tussle between the show and the business of showbiz.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 21, 2007
Show Business misses lots of fascinating stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
June 21, 2007
It is filled with neurotic people in greasepaint, some charming, most amusing, and by the time you've spent an hour and a half with them, you're more than invested in their lives and cares.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 8, 2007
Along the way, the film includes insightful observations about the creative process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 8, 2007
It's an entertaining primer on the surprisingly arduous process, as well as a glimpse into the involvement of folks like Rosie O'Donnell, Boy George, Alan Cumming and Idina Menzel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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